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The time has come for charging in my condo !!!! but...

Discussion in 'Charging Standards and Infrastructure' started by squadra, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. squadra

    squadra Member

    Oct 8, 2014
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    I need your help guys !

    After over a year of begging for electric charging spots in my condo they are finally agreeing and on top of that they will do it how ever i want.

    I would like to know what is the best solution for any electric car to charge ?

    They will install 250V 50amps but I would like to make sure that we install the right thing for any other electric car to come and plug in

    Thank you !
  2. Rocky_H

    Rocky_H Active Member

    Feb 19, 2015
    Boise, ID
    It is pretty widely recognized that Clipper Creek makes the most robust and reliable charging stations at pretty good prices. So I would go for a hardwired unit from them. The HCS-50 will use that 240V 50A circuit and supply 40A output, and it is $835. It is a J1772 format charging handle, so any electric car can use it. You can mount it on a 4 inch square wooden post if you want for cheap, but since it will be outside in the elements, a metal post might be better. Clipper Creek also has mounting posts, like the ProMount Duo, which is powder coated to protect from weather and rusting. It is $434. So that is a pretty decent universal usage setup.
    ClipperCreek EV Charging Stations | Reliable, Powerful, Made in USA
  3. Lloyd

    Lloyd Well-Known Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    San Luis Obispo, CA
    If you want to make a public station, look at EATON who has a credit card payment center/ key Fob to unlock, or a Chargepoint station if it is available in your area. Both are J1772.
  4. evotorentals

    Jan 10, 2017
    Its great they are not making you pay for it.
    All the best!

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